The Chess in School Conference will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on 24 February, 2016. The Conference will take place from 4.30 to 6.30 pm in the A1E1 Hall.

The organizers of the Conference are the Educational Committee of the European Parliament, along with the European Chess Union.

The Conference will have 8 lecturers presenting case studies from different countries.

The main goal is to show how chess is implemented in the educational systems in various European countries, which will help continental chess for awareness and lobbying for financial support from EU institutions.

The key point is to explain from the perspective of the national education system how chess functions in their systems (i.e. is it an optional matter in national or regional teaching systems, how schools or city/local councils are choosing chess to be taught, etc).

The full program will be included in a separate ECU press release in the coming days.

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